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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info


 
Gatuto   contributed by Miguel Angel Contreras Gomez, IMCA 5591   MetBul Link


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Copyright (c) Miguel Contreras.
2589 grams.   unclassified



Note: 10000 Kenyan Shillings = $93.39 US

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Miguel writes:
Gatuto (provisional name) is the latest observed meteorite fall. It occurred on April 24th, 2020 at around 8 pm in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, at the skirt of Mount Kenya.

It was a chilly evening interrupted by a terrifying sound accompanied by a blast. Local people reported that the sky was lit up with a reddish hue. When the meteorites hit the ground villagers scampered for safety.

Estimated weight of the fall is below 30 kilos.

This specimen is 100% covered in fusion crust with regmaglypts, rims and flow lines. It is probably the best specimen of the fall in terms of quality.


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Roberto Vargas
 5/27/2020 10:31:07 PM
I thought this was funny, *He warned that the fragments the villagers collected could be radio-active or harbour microorganisms that could be detrimental to health*.
John Lutzon
 5/27/2020 11:25:59 AM
Very Nice! Good get Miguel
Twink Monrad
 5/27/2020 10:47:43 AM
As always makes me want to go meteorite hunting (and finding!)
tony capillon
 5/27/2020 6:28:01 AM
Beautiful
Kally Wombacher
 5/27/2020 4:58:17 AM
What a shape. Truly a keeper!
matthias
 5/27/2020 4:52:16 AM
Breathtakingly beautiful stone, a real thunderbolt. Thanks for sharing.
David Allepuz
 5/27/2020 4:39:44 AM
Menuda belleza de piedra!
 

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